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Fang was Avatar Roku's tamed dragon and animal guide who accompanied Roku from his birth until his death.[1]


When Roku found Fang, he was just a baby, not yet hatched from his egg. Fang's parents were gone, so Roku raised the young dragon as his own and they became inseparable.[2]

Roku's death

Fang flew to Roku to keep him safe as the volcano's poisonous gases overcame the Avatar and ultimately caused each of their demises.

When Roku's island experienced a massive eruption in 12 BG, Fang attempted to aid his friend. Even though Roku insisted that he leave, Fang stayed with him the entire time. After initially helping Roku to contain the eruption, Fire Lord Sozin betrayed the Avatar and left him to die. Fang subsequently curled up around Roku to protect him and the two died together when they were overcome by a pyroclastic flow. Following his demise, Fang entered the Spirit World along with Avatar Roku.[3]

Fang's spirit first appeared to Aang when he was attempting to stop Hei Bai from destroying Senlin Village. After Aang discovered he was in his spirit form for the very first time, he was confronted by Fang's spirit, who took the young Avatar to the Fire Temple on Crescent Island to see Avatar Roku's statue, where he learned that Roku wanted to speak to him during the winter solstice about Sozin's Comet. Afterward, the dragon took Aang back to his body.[1] Fang later transported Aang and Roku through parts of the Spirit World while Roku warned Aang about the dangers of the Avatar State.[4]

When Aang was comatose after Azula's lightning attack, he met his past four lives. Fang was able to guide Aang to Roku and the two Avatars spoke of the latter's past, although Aang did not remember the incident.[5]

When Aang meditated during the summer solstice, Fang and Roku met Aang, and the dragon subsequently carried the two to the Southern Air Temple in Roku's memories. Later, they also saw Fang's living form during his and Roku's final moments.[3]

Spiritual abilities

Fang and Aang

Fang, sent by Roku, used his telepathic ability to alert Aang about the approaching comet.

As a spirit, Fang wielded several abilities common to all those who resided in the Spirit World, such as intangibility and invisibility. Being a dragon, he retained his capacity for flight. However, what really made Fang unique were his telepathic abilities, which he used to communicate with others. Messages were sent using his whiskers. He could not actually transmit speech, but instead sent images and impressions. When Aang first saw Fang, the dragon spirit used his ability to tell Aang that he was Roku's dragon. When they reached the Fire Temple, he used it again to let Aang know when and where he could speak to Roku. Afterward, he sent Aang back to the real world by flying into Hei Bai's statue, which reawakened Aang's lifeless, meditating shell. The only people known to see Fang in his spiritual form in the mortal world were Aang and General Iroh.[1]


Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book One: Water (水)

Book Two: Earth (土)

Escape from the Spirit World

Book Three: Fire (火)



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & MacMullan, Lauren (director). (April 8, 2005). "Winter Solstice, Part 1: The Spirit World". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 7. Nickelodeon.
  2. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on (link). No longer updated, encyclopedia now broken though archived here.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (October 26, 2007). "The Avatar and the Fire Lord". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 6. Nickelodeon.
  4. Ehasz, Aaron, Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch, Hedrick, Tim, O'Bryan, John (writers) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (March 17, 2006). "The Avatar State". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 1. Nickelodeon.
  5. Escape from the Spirit World, Chapter 1: Avatar Roku.

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